Lamb Kofte: The Make-Ahead Cook

Spiced ground lamb is cooked kebab style in this kofte recipe and served with a creamy yogurt-garlic sauce. All day I’ve been rushing, my breath slightly faster than should be normal, trying to calm the racing thoughts. I’m attempting to pack in more than is possible while the kids are off at their learning institutions […]

Lamb Kebabs with Tzatziki and Quinoa Tabbouleh

Recipes for marinated grilled lamb kebabs are served with plenty of pita, fresh tomatoes, a healthy scoop of tzatziki, and a gluten-free tabbouleh with quinoa in place of the bulgur. This morning started early with a bright-eyed boy climbing over my prone form at 5:00 a.m. just as the sun was lighting up the sky. […]

Steakhouse Salad with Grilled Rib Eye and Balsamic Vinaigrette

A steakhouse-style salad recipe complete with homemade balsamic vinaigrette and herbed croutons, grill-seared rib eye steak, crumbly cheese, and outdoor dining. The end of the year is a whirlwind of papers and projects sent home that are currently occupying every inch of the living room rug and the entire dining room table. There are bubbles […]

Coconut Crusted Cod Tacos with Red Cabbage Slaw

Tender white cod gets a coconut crust before being tucked inside a tortilla with a creamy cabbage slaw and a buttery avocado in this fish taco recipe. “What’s this?” I finger the handles on a large paper bag that my son has tied to his backpack strap as he comes through the door from school. […]

Spring Vegetable Chicken Pot Pie

This recipe for chicken pot pie is packed full of spring vegetables in a creamy white wine sauce and served up on a bed of baby arugula. I did not grow up in a pie household. One of my very first memories – when I had only one year and several months behind me in […]

Easy Thai Peanut Chicken Curry

A recipe for spicy and fragrant Thai peanut chicken curry with coconut milk and plenty of cilantro on top. The trailhead sits at the side of the road, burrowing deep into the woods that surround the lake. Just a few steps in and the world changes: the snow absorbs sound and softens the landscape. A […]

Thai Basil Beef with Coconut Rice: $4/Serving Whole Foods Meals

A recipe for fragrant and spicy Thai basil beef served over rich coconut rice all for under $4 a serving. The door swings open, the screen door behind it creaking on its hinges, the winter wind whistling as the sounds of my children’s voices cut through the calm of the house. Chaos has come. The […]